Alabama troopers leave as 2 casino raids fizzle

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  1. mossy500camo

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    Alabama troopers leave as 2 casino raids fizzle

    Associated Press - January 29, 2010 2:14 PM ET

    DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - State troopers who massed outside two Alabama bingo operations in the dark of early morning have now left as raids planned by the governor's antigambling task force fizzled.

    VictoryLand at Shorter reopened Friday as more than 100 state police drove off after a judge blocked the raid. And at Country Crossing in Dothan, more than 100 troopers pulled out after the task force was unable to get a search warrant.

    Country Crossing operators said the troopers were trespassing and gave them written notices shortly before noon saying they must leave. The Dothan Eagle reports the troopers left the complex without comment and regrouped nearby at a highway rest area.

    Task force chief John Tyson has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to clear the way for raids at both casinos. He contends the electronic bingo machines are illegal.


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    Making note to self....before pulling in over 100 officers for a raid, get the warrant.
     

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    Exactly.
     
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    It has been an interesting battle between the Governor and the owner(s) of victoryland.

    Recently the victoryland owner hired a PI who followed the Gov's anti-gambling task force leader to Mississippi where he won a couple thousand bucks at a casino.

    He resigned a couple weeks ago.
     
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    That was a stupid career decision. Gambling is legal in MS. Not so much in AL. No conflict. No hipocrisy. No nothing, except stupid for resigning.
     
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    Just because it was legal doesn't mean it wasn't hypocritical.
     
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    How is attempting to enforce a/the law hypocritical?

    Don't know what the law in that state permits/allows, but a thought does swirl around in my mind.

    If drinking a soda is legal in one state and not another, and while in the one state I drink a soda (perfectly legal), go home to the state where it's illegal and do my job of enforcing the law in that state, a law passed by the will of the people of that state, what's "hypocritical" about it?

    That person would simply be obeying the laws of both states would they not?







    That someone would believe that to be hypocritical is the shame, it speaks volumes about their thought process, IMO. Certainly not something I'd crow about...........especially in public.:whistling:
     
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    Because you are locking people up for engaging in an activity that you yourself engage in.

    Whether or not its legal when you did it, its still reeks of hypocrisy.
     
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    One hundred troopers for electronic bingo? Seriously?! What a wise use of taxpayer dollars.

    On the bright side, think of how many traffic tickets weren't written in that time. Now that I think about it, the taxpayers of Alabama probably came out ahead.
     
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    I agree, couldn't 2 officers have done the job?
     
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    The irony here being, they metaphorically showed their poker hand.:rofl:
     
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    Do tell. The posted speed limit for cars in Illinois is 65 mph. In Missouri it is 70 mph.

    Is it hypocritacal for an Illinois State Trooper to write a ticket for doing 70 mph in Illinois, but then drive the legal speed limit of 70 mph when across the river in Missouri?

    BTW the question is not would the trooper be a jerk for writing a ticket for going 5 mph over the speed limit. We all know the answer to that one.:supergrin:
     
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    Given all the crime problems in this state, this is totally insane!
     
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    No, there is such a thing as context.